Nokia appears to have stepped up in their patent dispute against HTC. This latest move involves an additional patent complaint that was filed with the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday. The round involves the HTC One and it seems Nokia is seeking to ban US imports of the handset. Nokia has added six patent claims to the list of 44 and this all touches back to actions that began in 2012.
Samsung and Apple has been ongoing for sometime now. While things have been relatively quiet recently, it looks like both companies are preparing for the next phase, which will be taking place next year. Specifically, the trial will continue in March of 2014. In the meantime though, both Samsung and Apple have recently submitted an updated device list. At present each of the lists contain 22 devices.
Motorola Mobility saying they may have abused their position when they filed a patent injunction against Apple. Basically, the EU Competition Commission has said Motorola went after the injunction even as Apple made attempts at working towards an agreement.
Samsung and Apple and more patent talk. This particular case stems back to mid-2011 when Apple accused Samsung of infringing on several patents. This complaint originally included seven patents, however one was quickly dropped from the group. Of the six remaining, it was determined that Samsung infringed on four of them. On the flip side, that meant Samsung did not infringe on those remaining two patents.
Samsung went big in 2012 and loaded up on patents, most notably mobile patents. As we're sure many of you know Samsung didn't have too great of a year in court regarding patents, and we have a feeling they'll be trying hard to protect themselves in the future now that they've acquired so many this past year. Samsung was granted more patents than any other mobile company over the past 12 months.
patent filings that we hope to see come to life, and then there are those that are probably better left alone. That said, the latter is the case with this recently discovered filing from LG. This particular filing dates back to August of 2010, however it has recently come back in the form of an issued patent.
patent filing that has been discovered ahead of the Galaxy S4 announcement. While this latest does not necessarily mean it will be related to what is announced this evening, the timing does seem suspicious. The filing is with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is for the term; "Hyper Bright Display."
Google from the patent department. According to reports the US Patent and Trademark Office has just granted Google the patent for facial recognition in Android. The impressive feature arrived with the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and today they now have a few full patents on the security option.
Google are aiming to bring “simple backside device touch controls” to smartphones and tablets. It looks like they've recently filed a patent for the feature, and will possibly be racing Apple to offer this in an upcoming device.
Microsoft, and Apple. For those not following along at home Microsoft holds multiple key patents and has inked deals with just about everyone in the Android tablet and smartphone market for royalties. Now that Nikon has an Android camera, they're also getting thrown in the Microsoft coin jar.